Moderation balances all qualities of life and helps individuals to cherish these qualities. Joseph Hall giving an example stated, “Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.” Over the lifetime of Benjamin Franklin, he only found thirteen basic virtues to live by such as; Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity, and Humanity. This important virtue can make more sense by being the center trait to all Benjamin’s thirteen virtues.
Oscar Wilder quoted “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” Oscar meant that moderation can destroy many of the creativity and evolution. Some people would think that moderation is a bad thing because it limits the creation of the new ideas for inventions. However, the mental side of moderation is only used to dig deep into the mental state and seek out the true desires of the present options. The definition of moderation is the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses. (Dictionary.com) Moderation can stretch over many different types of def...
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